Well, before we even know it Advent is upon us! Advent is a time full of expectations and excitement as we wait for the coming of the King as a baby in a humble manger! We get to join the ancient Israelites in their longing and expectation of a coming messiah to rescue and save their people. People often talk about a “war on Christmas” in our culture, but in truth its really a War on Advent. Even if they don’t actively worship in a church, people love Christmas. Ask them to take sometime of thoughtful expectation however and you wont find the same amount of excitement. The Church uses this time for quiet contemplation as we think about the implications this strange baby king will have for us.
Thanks to Deacon Preston for taking the sermon this coming Sunday. I am excited to hear what he has to say to us as we enter into this Advent Season. I’m especially thankful because I am away with family this week and have some time to unwind and relax. I wish all of you a Happy Church New Years and a blessed Advent season!